Celtic Concert in Long Sault this Saturday, Sept. 14, in support of Civil War monument

The Grays and Blues of Montreal pose at the official opening of South Stormont's American Civil War monument in September 2017. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

LONG SAULT — The Lost Villages Historical Society and the Grays and Blues of Montreal are hosting a Celtic Concert this Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, at South Stormont Community Hall.

Beginning at 1 p.m. at the 2 Mille Roches Road venue will feature local entertainment including the MacCulloch Dancers, the MacLeod Fiddlers, The Glengarry Fiddlers, The Quigley Highlanders, The Flipsen Family, Ceol Nan Gael Singers, The Caddells, Marie Cameron & Ed O’Brien, Ruthanna MacPherson and Fridge Full of Empties.

The Celtic Concert is a fundraiser for the Canadians in the Civil War Memorial which was unveiled on September 16, 2017, at the Lost Villages Museum site in Ault Park, South Stormont.

Below, see the monument’s dedication ceremonies two years ago.
In the video below, TVO’s The Agenda reports on the monument and its commemoration of “Canada’s American Civil War.”

The memorial recognizes the 40,000 plus Canadians who fought in the American Civil War (1861-1865).  Canadians joined both the Confederate Army and the Union Army for a variety of reasons including financial compensation and ideological considerations.  This conflict also served as an incentive for unification of the British North American colonies, which led to creation of this country on July 1, 1867.

Tickets are available in advance or at the event and cost $10 each for adults, $5 each for those aged 13-17 and children 12 and under free admission. For more information or tickets please contact info@lostvillages.ca or call 613-532197.

See images of the monument’s 2017 debut, below.
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